BOSTON (CBS) – 50 years ago this year, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, DC.
In Boston on Saturday, students from 15 area schools celebrated what that speech meant to them. The Dream@50 Art Contest challenged elementary, middle and high school students to listen to the speech, think about its words, and create art that depicted the message.
Massachusetts College of Art and Design hosted the awards ceremony.
The grand prize winner in the art contest, Ashley Mintz, is a student at MetroWest Jewish Day School in Framingham. She and her teacher, Patti Kelly-Bernhard, will each receive a $200 art supply gift card. Mintz drew a picture of Dr. King and then used the words of the speech to create his clothing. She titled her work, “Dr. King’s Dream Lives Forever.”
Other winners included:
Jadasia Garden and teacher Ida Vozzella, 2nd runner up Elementary School
Bergeline Hilaire and teacher Anna Tarnish, 1st runner up Elementary School
Nelly Lin-Schweitzer and teacher Shelly Mango, winner Elementary School
Miceala Sindoris and teacher Jenn Houle, 2nd runner up Middle School
Yolene Yanes Munoz and teacher Charlotte Huffman, 1st runner up Middle School
Michelle Zhang and teacher Robyn Thompson, Winner Middle School
Avery Robertson and teacher Maureen Meyer, 2nd runner up High School
Max Freitas and teacher Sean Bianchi, 1st runner up High School
Dalena Tran and teacher Virginia Connearney, winner High School
To read more about Dream@50 and where you can see the art created by local students, go to www.dreamat50.com.
Editor’s Note: WBZ-TV’s Bobby Sisk emceed the event.